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Woman, 80, dies after being hit by car in Dalkeith

Mayfield Road in Dalkeith Image copyright Google
Image caption The accident happened at the junction of Mayfield Road and Easthouses Road

An 80-year-old woman has died after being hit by a car as she crossed a road in Midlothian.

The accident happened at the junction of Mayfield Road and Easthouses Road in Dalkeith at about 13:40 on Friday.

The dead woman has been named by police as Margaret McKenzie, who lived in Dalkeith.

The driver of a light-coloured Suzuki Jimny involved in the crash stopped at the scene before emergency services arrived.

Police officers are urging anyone who witnessed what happened to come forward.

Sgt Dominic Doyle, from Dalkeith's road policing unit, said: "A number of members of the public stopped to help emergency services at the scene and we are grateful to them for their assistance.

"We are eager to hear from any driver or pedestrian who may have been on Easthouses or Mayfield Road around the time of the collision and who witnessed what happened to come forward to assist our inquiries.

"Anyone who may have been recording by dash-cam and who could have footage of the incident is asked to provide this to officers as soon as possible."

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